5 Ultimate Perks of Small Town LifePayton Foeller
I spent my entire middle school and early high school life wanting to move to the city. I dreamed of skyscrapers and hailing cabs and eating from street carts. I don’t know why that’s just what I imagined when I thought of living in the city. I just wanted OUT of here. But as I grew up and fell in love and as I considered what I wanted to do with my life I fell in love with my small town. I fell in love with so many things about this place. Of course, small town life has its drawbacks, but it’s the life for me, for now at least. There are five things that really keep drawing me into loving my small town…
3. The Quiet: There are these rare moments, even living in town, where no cars are driving past and the air and the heat are off because the weather is perfect, and you can hear it… the quiet. The sound of nothing is the coolest sound ever. You just won’t find that in a big city. Even when there’s not pure silence there are many summer days with the windows down where you hear the birds chirping and the wind blowing. That quiet is pretty delicious too.
5. Mom and pop shops: We have probably twenty consignment stores on one street. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration but still, we have a lot. One of my favorites is This’n’that! But we also have the best local coffee shop, Kikis, and really great local pizza places (Shout out to Jordos). We have a growing downtown area in our small town and my heart gets so giddy when another shop opens up! You should buy all my things so maybe I can make some money and open my own shop downtown someday. I have dreams of soups, sandwiches, yummy crepes. Good books, people sitting and studying, and talking face to face. Great music humming in the background and amazing art hanging on the walls… Anyway, that’s a dream for another day. Mom and pop shops are the best and small towns have the best ones!